The Little Book of Sitcom

  • by John Vorhaus
  • Narrated by John Vorhaus
  • 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Writing situation comedies isn't really that hard. So much of what you need to know is already defined for you. You know that your script needs to be a certain short length, with a certain small number of characters. You know that your choice of scenes is limited to your show's standing sets and maybe one or two swing sets or outside locations. You know how your characters behave and how they're funny, either because you invented them or because you're writing for a show where these things are already well established. Sitcom is easy and sitcom is fun. Sitcom is the gateway drug to longer forms of writing. It's a pretty good buzz and a pretty good ride, a great way to kill an afternoon, or even six months.
And now, thanks to comedy writing guru John Vorhaus, writing situation comedy is easier than ever. In The Little Book of Sitcom, you'll find a whole trove of tools, tricks, and problem-solving techniques that you can use - now, today - to be the sitcom writer of your wildest dreams. Ready to write? Ready to have fun? The Little Book of Sitcom is the big little book for you.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very reassuring detail

A great deal of easy to follow information, which tells it how it needs to be
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- Johnny H Amazon

Little Book of Sitcom

Would you listen to The Little Book of Sitcom again? Why?

Really helpful and insightful book. Gave me plenty of food for thought and a few great exercises to help get me writing again. Procrastinate later indeed!


Would you be willing to try another book from John Vorhaus? Why or why not?

Yes as I trust his judgement.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

I liked the working out who was in pain in a comedy scene exercise.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes the 'puddles' joke that will haunt me and yet be repeated by me forever!


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- Miss

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2012
  • Publisher: Spoken Word Inc.